Tuesday September 02, 2014

Lockheed applies for civil C-130J design

Lockheed applies for civil C-130J design

Lockheed Martin has filed a request with the US FAA for a type design update for the Model L-382J, a civil-certified version of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules. The aircraft, which will be marketed as the LM-100J will be a radical improvement over the commercial... [Continue reading]

Il-76 and An-12 supplement Philippines aid effort

Il-76 and An-12 supplement Philippines aid effort

Supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent typhoon, an Ilyushin Il-76 and Antonov An-12 have been positioned to the Philippines to provide high-capacity airlift capabilities to remote airfields. Chapman Freeborn has positioned the two freighters... [Continue reading]

Australian air cargo market still looking up

Australian air cargo market still looking up

While key markets in global airfreight continue to suffer decline, “Australia is uniquely positioned and buoyed by requirements for niche outsize air cargo services which draw from Australia’s world class mining industry.” According to Michael Amson... [Continue reading]

Etihad Cargo sets tonnage record

Etihad Cargo sets tonnage record

Etihad Cargo has posted record monthly uplift figures for July of 45,000 tonnes – a 37 per cent increase on the same month in 2012. The increase was driven largely by demand in key export markets such as India, Hong Kong and China, and inbound demand... [Continue reading]

Qantas Freight 737 breaks cover

Qantas Freight 737 breaks cover

Former Australian air Express 737-300F Freighter VH-XML has returned to Australia after being repainting in Christchurch in its new Qantas Freight colours. Australian air Express is being rebranded Qantas Freight after Qantas acquired Australia Post’s... [Continue reading]

Etihad continues freight expansion strategy

Etihad continues freight expansion strategy

Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of three new Boeing and Airbus widebody freighters, bringing the carrier’s expanding fleet to nine aircraft and heralding a massive 62 per cent increase in uplift capacity. In conjunction with Atlas Air, a Boeing 747-8F is... [Continue reading]

SIA parks another freighter

SIA parks another freighter

In the face of rising Middle East competition and high costs, Singapore Airlines Cargo is to park another 747-400F freighter. The aircraft will be put into storage in  in Victorville, California in June and under current plans will remain out of service... [Continue reading]

Safair L-382 to be placed in Australia

Safair L-382 to be placed in Australia

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has signed a contract with Safair to place and operationally manage a L-382 Hercules in Australia. The Hercules, the only civil rear-loading freighter of its kind in the country, is based in Brisbane on a long-term lease... [Continue reading]

Etihad launches Sydney dedicated freight service, adds 747-8F to fleet

Etihad launches Sydney dedicated freight service, adds 747-8F to fleet

Etihad Cargo is to introduce a twice-weekly pure freight service to Sydney from June as part of a significant expansion of the fast-growing operation’s network.  Etihad’s inclusion of Sydney comes as Qantas Freight and Emirates’ SkyCargo strengthen... [Continue reading]

747F for Qantas Freight

747F for Qantas Freight

Qantas will lease a Boeing 747-400ERF to replace an older Boeing 747-400F freighter that is currently operated for it by an external provider. To be branded in the distinctive new Qantas Freight livery, the 747-400ERF is expected to enter service by the... [Continue reading]

Emirates SkyCargo leads the way e-freight adoption

Emirates SkyCargo leads the way e-freight adoption

Emirates SkyCargo is the first carrier to implement Electronic-Air Waybill (e-AWB) shipments under the industry’s recently-ratified multilateral e-AWB standard. Emirates SkyCargo has worked towards the adoption of e-freight with its customers while... [Continue reading]

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